Owen Newman BA (Hons) Cert, Dip, Adv Dip, Adv Int Dip, MNCS Accred
07956 283 702
If you think that you or someone close to you could benefit from professional support and guidance to work through problems and make positive changes, I would be happy to help. I am an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based in Finchley Road NW3, South Molton Street W1 and also providing Skype/phone therapy.
What to expect from therapy:
- You will have the space to work through thoughts and feelings in a friendly, supportive and confidential environment with acceptance and without judgement.
- Sessions will have a clear focus and direction. You will have a clear sense of what we are doing and where we are going in terms of helping you move forward in positive ways.
- By the end of therapy, you will have a practical plan in place to maintain the positive changes you have made in therapy, continue making further positive changes and remain resilient when things get difficult.
Depending on your situation and on what you want to gain from therapy, it may be that one or two sessions is all you need or you may feel that you could benefit from on-going support and guidance. My aim is always to help you resolve issues in a focused way without needing to continue sessions over a long period.
My practice is based in Finchley Road NW3, near West Hampstead and Finchley Road underground, overground and rail stations, and in South Molton Street W1, near Bond Street underground station. I also work with many clients via Skype or phone, which is equally effective and a very convenient, lower cost alternative.
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If there is anything you would like to discuss about your situation or what you could gain from therapy, please do get in touch. All conversations are confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an integrative CBT therapist, I work with a range of different approaches within the CBT tradition including Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as well as other related approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I am CRB/DBS certified. I trained at King's College London University and at The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies London. I hold an honours degree in Philosophy, a Certificate in Counselling and three postgraduate diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Diploma in CBT, Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT, Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT with Distinction.
I work in private practice and as a registered therapist for a leading national charity supporting people experiencing anxiety and depression.
Some of the issues that I typically help people with include:
- Managing stress better.
- Overcoming anxiety related issues such as chronic worry, insomnia, panic attacks, performance or public speaking anxiety and phobias including agoraphobia.
- Talking through feelings of sadness or emptiness. Finding a way out of low moods or depression.
- Dealing with conflict better. Managing anger and frustration better or being more assertive.
- Improving confidence, self-esteem or self-image.
- Coping better with social situations. Making better connections.
- Stopping unwanted cycles of thinking and behaviour such as obsessive or compulsive tendencies, like OCD, or issues around food and eating, like bingeing, or addictive tendencies.
- Adjusting to a loss, for example, a bereavement, divorce or separation, or redundancy.
- Working through unresolved issues from the past.
- Coming to terms with a traumatic experience.
- Coping better with ill health or physical issues and limitations.
- Working through issues concerning sex or intimacy.
- Working through problems in relationships, family life or at work.
- Sharing concerns that are weighing on you but you haven't been able to talk about to anyone.
- Feeling less stuck and finding more sense of purpose in life.
- Overcoming procrastination and feeling more motivated!
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
In Hampstead NW3 and the West End W1: £65
On Skype or by phone: £50
Free initial consultation. Further discounts available. Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
11am to 9pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
Types of client